Promoting Literacy through Picture Books

  Promoting Literacy through Picture Books   As I’ve said over and over in this blog, picture books are NOT just for little ones. I consider picture books so important, I feel compelled to promote them at least once a year. So, here’s this years’ pitch… Picture books offer so many things to so many…

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Oliver Jeffers: Master of Story and Illustration

  Oliver Jeffers: Master of Story and Illustration   I am a BIG Oliver Jeffers fan. His stories are clever and often a bit outrageous. His illustrations are wonderful and need to be experienced.   The Great Paper Caper Tree branches keep disappearing from the forest and paper airplanes are left in their place. The…

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Cozy Books to Help You Appreciate this Winter Season

  Cozy Books to Help You Appreciate this Winter Season   Winter is a great time to snuggle in with good books. Here is a bunch with a winter theme. Snuggle and enjoy!   Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming Bear can smell winter in the air. She is ready to climb into her cave…

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Christmas is Coming! Time for Christmas Books!

  Christmas is Coming! Time for Christmas Books!   Christmas is in less than three weeks!—time to get reading! This week’s list starts with three books by Eve Bunting. Bunting is a master storyteller who especially works her magic at Christmas.   December by Eve Bunting, illustrated by David Diaz A boy and his mother are…

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More Fun Author Websites

  More Fun Author Websites   Last Friday, I posted about the websites of authors who write fiction picture books. This week I have sites of nonfiction picture book authors.   Steve Jenkins  Steve Jenkins has written many books, including Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World, which is found in Monday’s post. His…

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4 Sites for Finding the Perfect Picture Books

    4 Sites for Finding the Perfect Picture Books   The last two book posts have been about picture books (click here and here). Still looking for more? Here are some sites with additional ideas.   NYPL Children’s Books 2013: Picture Books The New York Public Library should have good suggestions, right?   Brain…

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Nifty New Picture Books for Everyone: Nonfiction

  Nifty New Picture Books for Everyone: Nonfiction   I hope you’ve had a chance to check out last week’s post about fiction picture books. It contains many outstanding books that show the wonderful diversity of picture books.   Like last week’s books, today’s nonfiction picture books were published in 2014 and cover a wide range of topics: people,…

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Fun Picture Book Author Websites: Fiction

  Fun Picture Book Author Websites: Fiction   Some of the authors from Monday’s Book Post have terrific websites. Check these out!   Ladybug Girl This is the website of David Soman, who wrote the Ladybug Girl series, plus Three Bears in a Boat, from Monday’s post. There are online games and activities.   Kate Beebe…

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Active Listening: The Total Picture Book Experience

  Today’s Parent Post is from Bruce Coffey, creator of the One School, One Book  family literacy program and the Director of Programs for the national non-profit, Read to Them. Bruce has lots of great things to say about picture books.   Active Listening: The Total Picture Book Experience by Bruce Coffey   It’s an…

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